Archive for March, 2017

Recovering

Posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 7:37 am

A few neglected items…

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While staying in Bryan, I came down with an upper respiratory infection, brought back from the hospital in Houston and passed on to me.  Hack hack.  Actually, the cough wasn’t bad, and neither was the sinus gunk that followed (usually the other way around).  The main symptom was the fever, which provided two overnight bed soakers.  But that has faded to almost non-existent.

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Also fading is the strained knee (ligaments/tendons/muscles) that caused swelling, considerable pain, and a Chester hobble (Gunsmoke).  With a few 880 mg doses of ibuprofen to reduce the swelling and make the pain bearable, I have managed to bring it back into the fading away state that can be endured in stride and not cause discomfort while lying in bed.

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So it was a less than joyful return from Bryan, but I have been managing and am now feeling much closer to my normal self again.  So I’m hanging up my “Mr. Dillon” routine and moving on with life.

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I am hoping that the light at the end of the tunnel on the return to Brenham is not a train.  Five months is a long time to be displaced.

Myka in the Bluebonnets

Posted on Friday, March 24th, 2017 at 11:29 pm

I generally don’t stoop to photographing bluebonnets to avoid being in the same class of photographers who pull off on the side of the road and have their kids sit in the wildflowers for a photo op.  It’s considered rather gauche in serious photographer circles.  (Unless there is a paycheck in it.)  So this is rather tongue in cheek.

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No bluebonnets were crushed during this photo op.

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Bryan and Myka AWOL

Posted on Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at 8:34 am

Well, I have spent my third night in Bryan, helping out in the aftermath of Doug’s cornea surgery.  Everything has run pretty smoothly.  Doug did have to go back down to Houston on Friday to have the protective contact lens replaced because of irritation.  But all is smooth on this end.  I have fed the critters for three days.

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However, back in Elgin, Myka has turned up missing after being let outside on Friday.  She was last seen late Friday, hanging out under the porch of Grandma’s.  So that is two nights that she has spent outside.  She was in a bad mood when I left, so I find her behavior less than surprising in hindsight.  However, she has worried those taking care of her in my absence.  I may make a run there today to see if there is something I can do to call her out of hiding.  (Assuming that she has not come to harm…)  I need to make a phone call first to see the results of the treat test that was done yesterday, to see if she showed up to eat it.

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I wil be back either today or tomorrow.  I still have business to conduct (truck registration, etc.) here in Bryan.  So I’ll be packing light if I go.  If nothing else, I’ll get an extra dose of wildflowers alog the way.  They are pretty this year, and it’s still early.

Myka’s trees

Posted on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 9:48 pm

Pictures of Myka’s favorite two trees in spring glory.  The long, low horizontal limbs are her niche.

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Spring

Posted on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at 3:22 pm

It’s spring.  A lot has happened in the last two weeks, and then again, nothing has happened.  Still in Elgin, passing time watching the flowers bloom, Myka enjoying her extended vacation.  It rained yesterday, today we are having the backside of a cold front on the east coast.  Its not cold, but it’s cool and windy.  It’s a definite break from the warm spring weather we’ve been having.

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Still waiting for the house to be finished up so that I can go back to Brenham.

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Doug goes in for cornea transplant surgery tomorrow.